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New Online Series Explores 'Iconic Tacos' Of Texas Cities

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Austin's Veracruz All Natural is among the local taco businesses explored in the new online documentary series "The Tacos of Texas."

A pair of Austin food writers travel Texas looking for the tacos defined by different cities and regions in a new online documentary series, "Tacos of Texas."

"We're not only taking a bite of this delicious food, but we're going into people's stories," co-host Mando Rayo explains, "and understanding the local community connections [that go] into that taco."

Rayo and his writing partner Jarod Neece have been exploring taco culture for years, first through their blog Taco Journalism and then through their books, including one about Austin breakfast tacos.

"Every city defines what is their iconic taco," Neece says. "They are defining what traditions are." 

New episodes of "Tacos of Texas" come out Tuesdays on Indie Lens Storycast, a YouTube channel created by ITVS in partnership with PBS. 

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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